Getting the right sized bra is your first priority and for this, your bust size has to be measured properly. One option is to go to a tailor to have your bust measured – this is the best way to ensure that you don’t make any mistake buying bras. However, you can also do the measurement at home. How? Read on…
Stand straight in a normal pose and relax. Let your ribcage not expand. Now take a soft tape, place it below your breasts and measure all around your body. If the measure is even, add four to it and if it is odd, add five to it. This is the bra band size that is right for you. Now take the tape and measure that fullest part of your breasts. Make sure you measure across the nipples and don't stretch or pull the tape and also ensure that the tape doesn't go slack across your back. Take this measure and deduct from the band size that you earlier calculated and this should give you the cup size. The guide below should help.
0 – AA
1 – A
2 – B
3 – C
4 – D
5 – DD
6 – DDD
(The numbers here denote the difference that you calculated earlier)
Different bra styles for different clothes
There are plenty of bra styles for you to consider. If you make the right selection, then your bra will not attract attention while keeping your bust looking younger and firmer. Some of the most common styles in bras are full cup bras, balcony bras, t-shirt bras and non-wire bras. If you want to add an element of seduction to your looks, opting for a plunge bra or a push-up bra should be a good choice. If you are planning to wear an off the shoulder dress, opt for a strapless bra. And of course, if you are into sports, there are specially designed sports bras that you can purchase.
Choose the right colours
As far as the colours of the bras are concerned, there are plenty for you to choose from. Make sure you choose the appropriate colours. For instance, if you are planning to wear a transparent white shirt, don’t opt for a black bra – it will really stand out and may attract attention from the wrong people. While as a woman you would love to see the admiration in the eyes of others when they look at your breast, stares are bound to make you feel uncomfortable. Cream or ivory coloured bras go with almost any piece of clothing. There are many other colours that you should choose if they match with the items of clothing in your wardrobe.
Also buy the required bra accessories
There are accessories available with bras and you should consider buying them too. Double-sided tapes prove to be helpful and so do breast petals. These accessories not only help you add a touch of style, but also make sure that your breasts remain healthier and younger for an extended period of time.
Keep changing your bras
And finally, make sure you replace your bras every six months or so. Because your bras support your breasts, the straps tend to wear and tear after some time. It can be acutely embarrassing if you have to change in front of someone else and they get to see the pitiable condition of your bra. Keep your wardrobe filled with bras so that you are always confident in public.
Which bras for which use?
Invisible bras are largely preferred because they, well, remain invisible. Some of the best invisible bras are HuaYangca Sexy Strapless Backless Lingerie Silicone Gel Self-Adhesive Nu Bra Cup, Calvin Klein Invisible Bra and Eforcase Self Adhesive Invisible Strapless Push Up Silicone Bra Bikini Inserts Front Closure Bra.
Nursing bras are highly recommended for new mothers who need to feed their babies. Some of the best products include Cake 'Orange Zest' Contour Underwire Nursing Sports Bra, Hotmilk Mode Nursing Breastfeeding Bra, Medela Ultra Comfort Nursing Cami and Warner's Baby Me Comfort Nursing Bra.
The bestselling sports bras in Canada include Moving Comfort Fiona Sports Bra, Simplicity Connected Lace Wristbands, Sheer Bra and Panties Bedroom Costume and BP Undercover Sports Bra.
For that sexy look, opt for strapless bras – choose from products like Chantelle 'Sublime' Convertible Strapless Bra, lightinthebox Women's Solid Nude Bra Seamless Strapless Push Up and Free Press Seamless Bandeau.
Calvin Klein Women's Modern Cotton - Black - Bralette